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DA leader Helen Zille. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EDITOR'S NOTE: Diving into identity politics

It's commonly thought that the DA faces a grand opportunity to remould the party. But it also needs to face the challenge of staying the same, writes Tim Cohen

DERBY'S COUNTY: Family business, anyone?

With MTN's market maturing, getting into a well protected market like Angola at a decent cost looks like a good opportunity, writes Ron Derby

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, right, has a word with his deputy Mcebisi Jonas at a media briefing ahead of the 2015 budget speech. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Spending beyond its means

Cutting public spending — not raising revenue — is how SA should tackle the rising debt burden, writes Nazmeera Moola

Peter Bruce. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

BRUCE'S LIST: A day-by-day guide to informed reads

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the day

Tom Moyane, Nhlanhla Nene, Mcebisi Jonas and Lungisa Fuzile: Finance minister and his men arrive for budget speech.

ON MY MIND: Growth and taxes

Creativity and pragmatism in SA's tax system can combine stimulus with elements of austerity, writes Luke Jordan and Laurence Wilse-Samson


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Dugong for dinner

Treat people with respect and the rewards will come, whether you are talking about voters or tourists, writes Justice Malala



It once seemed improbable that a New York man's stolen iPhone and orange tree selfies could lead to fame in China. Not anymore, writes Toby Shapshak

Norman Celliers. Hetty Zantman

MARKET WATCH: Wait bears fruit

Agribusiness investor Zeder’s latest proposed buyout offer to Capespan minority shareholders is no surprise, writes Marc Hasenfuss

Mark Cutifani. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Zeder; Anglo American

Zeder has had an excellent year, while Anglo American has been relegated to 12th man on the JSE, writes Jamie Carr


BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Mining finally comes to the party

Has the mining industry finally come to the party by paying sufficient wages to its employees? It looks like it, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha


INVESTOR’S NOTEBOOK: Investors’ behavioural biases

Analysts tend not to have a holistic view of how the economic cycle is unfolding, writes Stephen Cranston



LETTER: Sanral hits back

Nazmeera Moola used sarcasm as literary and rhetorical device to demonstrate unreasonableness of "single issue" lobbyists


LETTER: Outa line on tolls

Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance does not denounce need for roads and socioeconomic infrastructure development


A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

EDITORIAL: State must increase university funding

The removal of the Rhodes statue still hasn't solved big issues that affect vulnerable students. Government needs to give these institutions more money

EDITORIAL: Note to self; it’s the economy, stupid

As long as economics plays second fiddle to social policy inside the main opposition party, government continue to find little reason to plug the slow economic puncture


VIDEO: A comparison on private hospital prices

Andile Makholwa compares private hospital pricing between big groups and independent private hospitals

VIDEO: A comparison on private hospital prices

Andile Makholwa compares private hospital pricing between big groups and independent private hospitals

VIDEO: Test ride: BMW S 1000 RR superbike

We hear from experts like motorcycle GP champion Lance Isaacs, and Mat Durrans from The Bike Show, about what makes this machine so special

FM Property Handbook 2014

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FM Top Companies 2014

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